Lemur Voice

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Lemur Voice's debut, Insight, established them as one of progressive metal's most original and talented bands. While their style was indebted to Dream Theater and Fates Warning, they also introduced unique elements that proved they had more depth and versatility than their contemporaries. This follow-up finds the band continuing to expand their approach by introducing elements of jazz/rock fusion, electronica, and pop, but still held together by their dark and heavy sound. Their jazz metal cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" is a courageous musical statement, proving once again that they are not just another prog-metal band. There are many musical treats here, including guest musicians and the exciting interplay between guitarist Marcel Coenen and drummer Nathan Van De Wouw, but unfortunately the band decided to call it quits during the writing of new material for a third recording. In a genre that quickly grew stagnant, it's too bad that a group as creative and talented as Lemur Voice was not able to last long enough to help take progressive metal to the next level.